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Pascale Bourquin

Pascale Bourquin

Research Economist


MSc in Economics with Distinction, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
BA in Economics , University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Pascale joined the IFS in 2018 and works in the Income, Work and Welfare Sector.  She currently works on projects related to inheritances and inequality within generations and autoenrollment, as well as the distributional  impacts of the tax and benefit system. Before joining the IFS she worked as an RA at the LSE and completed academic internships in the public sector and with the UN.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W20/19
In 2019, the employment rate among 25- to 64-year-olds in the UK reached 80% – the highest on record, and considerably higher than the 76% rate recorded shortly before the Great Recession.
IFS Working Paper W19/12
Our new research examines the reason for the increased in-work relative poverty rate in Britain over the last 25 years, which has risen by almost 5 percentage points from 13% to 18%.

Reports and comment

Recent decades have seen rising wealth-to-income ratios. In England, increases in wealth have been concentrated among older generations. Those born in the 1980s have accumulated no more wealth than those born in the 1970s had done by the same age, but the parents of those born in the 1980s hold 40% ...
This report examines the inheritances that are likely to be received by those living in England who were born in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. We explore the age at which inheritances are likely to be received and the amounts that we expect to be inherited, focusing on key inequalities in each. All ...


At this event, IFS researchers present the key findings from their latest flagship annual report on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
This presentation was given at the launch of two reports into recent pension reforms, on retirement savings expectations and on automatic enrolment.